My Ahooga Christmas present

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Cyclist with her folding Ahooga bike on the Grand Place in Brussels

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Bright red has to be the ideal Christmas present colour

“I have always been on a bike. It is the fastest way to get around  in the city.  For my Christmas present, my husband bought me this folding electric bike. The battery is there and it is really light. Just 13kgs. We have a home with a long stairwell and this is easy to manage. For me, it is perfect.

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Returning to the bike after years in a car

©Barry Sandland/TIMB - Man with an electric bike

©Barry Sandland/TIMB – Finding a new sense of life with a return to two wheels.

“For a long time, I stopped riding a bike. This was a gift from my wife for Christmas. For years I used the car but now, essentially, I use the bike in the city. I think it is the fact I am older and am more aware of the benefits of exercise. That is the rationalisation. But it is really nice to be in the open air and it gives you a liberty of movement that is extraordinary.” Continue reading